Genotype-Environment Interaction and Phenotypic Plasticity


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Which of the following is NOT an example of a multifactorial trait?

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1. Which of the following is a direct example of phenotypic plasticity?

2. In phenotypic plasticity, a phenotype changes in response to:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Looking at how the environment affects our genes, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of genotype-environment interaction and phenotypic plasticity. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding how a multifactorial trait is influenced as well as knowing a direct example of phenotypic plasticity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Factors influencing a multifactorial trait
  • Example of phenotypic plasticity
  • Definition of phenotypic plasticity
  • What gene-environment interactions might involve
  • How phenotypic plasticity might look

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding what gene-environment interactions might involve and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the definition of phenotypic plasticity
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related phenotypic plasticity lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about how climate and location affect us, review the corresponding lesson Genotype-Environment Interaction and Phenotypic Plasticity. This lesson will help you:

  • Identify how one genotype can give rise to multiple phenotypes
  • Describe how some traits are multifactorial
  • Understand the process where the genotype and the environment can influence a phenotype
  • Appreciate the difference between phenotypic plasticity and evolution